The Struggle Strengthens Us

This week I read a poem by lê thị diễm thúy titled “sans papiers.” The poem itself is pretty abstract and is very confusing at first glance without there being an obvious point. As I thought about the poem, it seems to be about a journey that leads to success and grand accomplishments but with many hardships along the way. This made me think about how we all can relate to this because there will always be something in our life that causes us a lot of pain or takes a lot of work, but by the end of it we will feel proud and have great accomplishments. This could be from something as amazing as becoming a rocket scientist to even exercising enough to feel confident in how you look. Whatever the challenge is, by the end of it, there will be a reward. This poem made me think about how life is a struggle but when we go through trials, we will come out stronger and I think that is a good idea to live by. Whenever we have hardships, we should embrace them and use them to improve ourselves.

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